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Crashout is a 1955 American film directed by Lewis R. Foster and starring William Bendix, Arthur Kennedy, Luther Adler, William Talman, Gene Evans, Marshall Thompson, and Beverly Michaels. Find out more about the movie here by reading Film Nolr of the Week and Wikipedia article.
Topics: Lewis R. Foster, William Bendix, Arthur Kennedy, Luther Adler, William Talman, Gene Evans, Marshall...
Nobody Lives Forever is a 1946 American film directed by Jean Negulesco and based on the novel I Wasn't Born Yesterday by W. R. Burnett. It stars John Garfield and Geraldine Fitzgerald and features Walter Brennan, Faye Emerson, George Coulouris and George Tobias. Find out more about the movie here by reading Film Nolr of the Week and Wikipedia articles.
Topics: Jean Negulesco, John Garfield, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Walter Brennan, Faye Emerson, 1940s, Mystery,...
Iron Man is a 1951 Americann film directed by Joseph Pevney and starring Jeff Chandler, Evelyn Keyes and Stephen McNally. The film features an early appearance by Rock Hudson playing a competing boxer. Find out more about the movie here by reading Wikipedia article.   
Topics: Joseph Pevney, Jeff Chandler, Evelyn Keyes, Stephen McNally, 1950s, Mystery, Classsics, Drama,...
Macao is a 1952 black-and-white film noir adventure directed by Josef von Sternberg and Nicholas Ray. It is set in the exotic locale of Macao, at the time a Portuguese colony on the coast of China. The drama features Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, and Gloria Grahame. Find out more about the movie here which is reading Film Noir and Wikipedia article.   
Topics: Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray, Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Gloria Grahame,...
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Chinatown at Midnight is a 1949 film directed by Seymour Friedman and starring Hurd Hatfield. He was best known for often playing characters of handsome, narcissistic young men, most notably Dorian Gray in the film The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). Hatfield seems a little too urbane to be credible as the unbalanced heist man-cum-killer in this film, but the movie does its best to justify his casting by spinning the murderer as a multi-lingual dandy whose bachelor pad landlady raves about his...
Topics: Seymour Friedman, Hurd Hatfield, 190s, Mystery, Classsics, Drama, Crime, Black & White
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Manhandled is a 1949 American film directed by Lewis R. Foster and starring Dorothy Lamour, Sterling Hayden and Dan Duryea. It is based on the 1945 novel The Man Who Stole a Dream by L. S. Goldsmith. Find out more about the movie here which is Wikipedia article. 
Topics: Lewis R. Foster, Sterling Hayden, Dan Duryea, Dorothy Lamour, 1950s, Mystery, Classsics, Drama,...
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Finger Man is a 1955 American film directed by Harold D. Schuster, starring Frank Lovejoy, Forrest Tucker and Peggie Castle. Find out more about the movie here which is reading Wikipedia article. 
Topics: Harold D. Schuster, Frank Lovejoy, Forrest Tucker, 1950s, Mystery, Classsics, Drama, Crime, Black...
Crime of Passion is a 1957 American film directed by Gerd Oswald and written by Jo Eisinger. The drama features Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr and Virginia Grey. Find out more about the movie here which is reading Film Nolr article.
Topics: Gerd Oswald, Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr, Virginia Grey, 1950s, Mystery,...
In a Lonely Place is a 1950 American film directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame and Frank Lovejoy, produced for Bogart's Santana Productions. The script was written by Andrew P. Solt from Edmund North's adaptation of Dorothy B. Hughes' 1947 novel of the same name.   Although lesser known than his other work, Bogart's performance is considered by many critics to be among his finest and the film's reputation has grown over time along with Ray's.   It is now...
Topics: Nicholas Ray, Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, 1950s, Drama, Crime, Classics,...
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Side Street is a 1950 American crime film noir/police procedural directed by Anthony Mann. The motion picture was filmed on location throughout New York City and culminated in one of the first modern car chases, prior to 1968's Bullitt. Part of the story is set in the vicinity of the long-demolished Third Avenue El, a favorite location of the few films made in the city during that era. The cast features Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell for the second and last time; their earlier film was the...
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Topics: Anthony Mann, Farley Granger, Cathy O'Donnell, 1950s, Mystery, Classsics, Drama, Crime, Black &...
Laura is a 1944 American film noir produced and directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Clifton Webb along with Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. The screenplay by Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein and Betty Reinhardt is based on the 1943 novel Laura by Vera Caspary. In 1999, Laura was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". The...
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Topics: Otto Preminger, Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson, 1940s,...
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A Blueprint for Murder is a 1953 thriller film noir starring Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, and Gary Merrill. Andrew L. Stone wrote and directed the film.   Find out more about the movie here .
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Topics: Andrew L. Stone, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill, 1940s, Mystery, Classsics, Drama, Crime,...
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Thieves' Highway is a 1949 film noir directed by Jules Dassin. starring Richard Conte, Lee J Cobb, Valentina Cortese. The screenplay was written by A. I. Bezzerides, based on his novel Thieves' Market.   Find out more about the movie here .
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Topics: Jules Dassin, Richard Conte, Lee J Cobb, Valentina Cortese, 1940s, Mystery, Classsics, Drama,...
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The Naked City is a 1948 American film noir directed by Jules Dassin, featuring Barry Fitzgerald and Howard Duff. The movie, shot partially in documentary style, was filmed on location on the streets of New York City and features landmarks such as the Williamsburg Bridge.   The film received two Academy Awards, one for cinematography for William H. Daniels, and another for film editing to Paul Weatherwax.    A degree of patience is required with this film because while it starts out as a...
Topics: Jules Dassin, Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, 1940s, Mystery, Classsics, Drama, Crime,...
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The Fighter is a 1952 American film noir boxing film starring Richard Conte and Lee J Cobb. It is based on the short story "The Mexican" by Jack London. The film is directed by Herbert Kline and produced by Alex Gottlieb. Kline and Aben Kandel wrote the adapted screenplay   Find out more about the movie here.
Topics: Richard Conte, Lee J Cobb, 1950s, Mystery, Classsics, Drama, Crime, Black & White
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The Crooked Way is a 1949 film noir crime film directed by Robert Florey. The film was based on a radio play No Blade Too Sharp and features John Payne, Sonny Tufts, Ellen Drew and others. Find out more about the movie here .
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Topics: John Payne, Sonny Tufts, Ellen Drew, 1940s, Mystery, Classsics, Drama, Crime, Black & White
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Shock is a 1946 American film noir directed by Alfred L. Werker and starring Vincent Price, Lynn Bari and Frank Latimore.   It was originally intended as a "B" movie but the initial audience response to the film was so positive that the studio, 20th Century Fox, chose to reissue the movie as an "A" despite the fact that the running time is only approximately seventy minutes.   Find out more about the movie here .
Topics: Alfred L. Werker, Vincent Price, Lynn Bari, Frank Latimore, 1940s, Mystery, Classsics, Drama,...
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Shadow of a Doubt is a 1943 American psychological thriller film noir directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten. Written by Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, and Alma Reville, the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Story for Gordon McDonell. In 1991, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". The film was...
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Topics: Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, 1940s, Mystery, Classsics, Drama, Crime, Black...
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  Ruthless is a 1948 American drama film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer starring Raymond Burr, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet, Louis Hayward, Diana Lynn.   Some may not consider Ruthless to be a fully qualified noir but in actuality, it contains many of the characteristics generally found in movies of this type such as: use of shadows, cutting dialogue, flashbacks, inhumanity, corruption, fatal ending, and so on.   Find out more about the movie here .
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Topics: Edgar G. Ulmer, Louis Hayward, Raymond Burr, Zachary Scott, 1940s, Mystery, Classsics, Drama,...